NAPLES DAILY NEWS: Editorial: No time to ease up on throttle for new reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee

Naples Daily News: Written by Naples Editorial Board. May 27, 2017.

A crowning achievement of the 2017 legislative session was Senate President Joe Negron’s ability to navigate Tallahassee’s turbulent political waters and forge compromise to create a new storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee.

With the session over and Gov. Rick Scott’s signature on Senate Bill 10 more than two weeks ago, there’s been ample time to rest at idle speed on this initiative while attention instead focused on shortcomings in the state budget and an omnibus education bill.

This is no time to ease up on the SB 10 throttle, however. There is much to accomplish in the next 18 months before significant leadership changes could occur among the decision-makers who must guide this Everglades restoration project to its mooring.

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